ancestor day

How to Celebrate Ancestor Day

Ancestor Day kicks off on October 31. It happens when the veil between worlds is the thinnest and it’s easiest to speak with the souls of the departed. You can contact those whom you miss, and hide from those who weren’t the best in life. Be warned. All spirits of the Otherworld can come through- […]

ancestors stories

Why We Tell Our Ancestors’ Stories on October 31

Ancestor Day begins on the evening of October 31. Are you looking for something meaningful to do for Ancestor Day? Telling our ancestors’ stories is a great way to connect. Here’s how to get started.   Write it Down To get started, we’re going to write everything down. This my require some research, so if […]

ancestor deficit disorder

VIDEO: Could Ancestor Deficit Disorder Be The Cause of First World Problems?

I was recently introduced to this idea of Ancestor Deficit Disorder by author Steve Crandall. I thought it was an amazing look at the possible impact of divorcing our ancestors from our lives. Crandall lists the symptoms as follows. Symptoms of Ancestor Deficit Disorder low mood anxiety lack of wonder loss of individual destiny chronic cynicism […]

VIDEO: Charms, Amulets, & Talismans

Whether you’ve ever worn a cross or carried a lucky rabbit’s foot, you probably have some experience with charms, amulets or talismans. While we tend to consider them the same thing they are actually different. Charms are like rabbits’ feet or four-leaf clovers. They are small items that we usually carry in our pocket or […]

grow mushrooms

It’s Fall! Time to Grow Mushrooms!

It’s fall! Flowers and trees are dying back, but this doesn’t mean it’s time to stop gardening. No! It’s time to grow mushrooms! If you have a 10 x 10 shady spot, you can grow mushrooms. Why Grow Mushrooms It’s Fun There is something very satisfying about watching life unfold. First there was nothing. Then […]

do I have a soul mate

VIDEO: Do I Have a Soul Mate?

By far the most common question that I’m asked is “Do I have a soul mate?” You will get a different answer depending upon who you ask. My response is based on my experience as a past life regressionist and animist.     In my work, about 50% of people come in because they have […]

calling to the ancestors

VIDEO: Calling to the Ancestors Song

If you’re new to animism you might be wondering what to do at your ancestor altar. Maybe you wonder what you’re going to do for this upcoming Ancestor Day. Today I have a song for you for calling to the ancestors. You can use it on Ancestor Day, at your altar in the mornings, when […]

dumb supper

VIDEO: Let’s Have a Dumb Supper

Have you ever wanted to have a nice quiet meal with your ancestors? Keep reading and you’ll see a way to make that happen. It’s Autumn. This is time to commune with our ancestors. And the amazing thing is so many cultures across the world felt the same way. This is following that Wheel of […]

tinctures and extracts

How to Make Tinctures and Extracts

Tinctures and extracts are great ways to prepare natural medicines and store them for later use. They are easy and usually inexpensive to make. Making your own medicines is also a great way to learn about the natural world around us. This can help deepen your animist practice. What’s a Tincture or Extract? Before we […]

poultice

How to Make a Poultice

Writing an article about how to make a poultice has been on my to do list for a long time. Yesterday I was stung by at least six wasps. My feet, ankles, and legs are swollen so that I can’t walk. And since I am using poultices to get the swelling down, I thought it […]